‘La Platja de la Grava’ or ‘The Gravel Beach’, is a 300m long, mostly pebble and gravel beach, located at the forefront of the Javea Port. ‘La Grava Beach’ is popular amongst locals for an early morning swim and general relaxation, presumably due to its close proximity to all the necessary amenities required to make for a perfect day at the beach!
What to do La Platja de la Grava
What isn’t there to do… La Grava Beach has it all! Sunbed and umbrella rental is available at this beach, as well as the opportunity to rent watersports equipment such as kayaks and paddleboards to make the most of your time on the water. There is also a scuba centre located no more than 30m from the end of the beach, that offers guided excursions of the best scuba spots in the area.
If you get bored of staying in one place for too long, there’s many things to do and see in the surrounding area. Just 60m from the back of the beach, you will find the ‘Church of the Virgen del Loreto’, with some of the most unique architecture in Javea, it’s definitely well worth a visit. Furthermore, the Cable House Exhibition Hall or ‘Casa del Cable’ is only 50m from the end of the beach and offers ever changing art and history exhibits. The building got its name, as in the past it housed the telegraph station that linked Javea to Ibiza using an enormous, underwater cable, thus the name ‘Cable House’!
Due to the longstanding connection with the local community, ‘La Grava Beach’ is the location for a variety of annual events, such as the finishing line for the ‘Travesia a Nado’. A swimming competition of varying lengths and difficulties, ending on the beach itself. ‘La Grava’ is also the host of multiple local festivities such as the festival of ‘The Moors and Christians’ and ‘The Virgin Loreto’. If you happen to be in Javea during these celebrations, I would implore you to attend as they are truly spectacular!
Lastly, if you start to get hungry whilst on the beach, never fear, as the beach is surrounded by a whole host of restaurants, bars and cafes offering all different types of cuisine. So there’s something for everyone!
Also read: Beaches in Javea
Video La Platja de la Grava
Top Tips for La Platja de la Grava
EXPLORE THE DEEP – Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding or scuba, I would strongly recommend trying one of these activities, especially if you haven’t before. You might just find yourself a new hobby!
SEE THE SIGHTS – Both ‘La Casa del Cable’ and the ‘Church of the Virgen del Loreto’ are rich in heritage and are both well worth a visit, especially due to their proximity to the beach!
How to get to La Platja de la Grava
‘La Platja de la Grava’ is located just under 2.5km NorthWest of the Arenal Beach. To get there from the Blanca Cars office one must…
Head southwest on the ‘Avenida Arenal’ and take the 1st exit on the roundabout joining ‘Ctra. del Cap de la Nau Pla’, then take the 2nd exit on the following roundabout and continue straight. At the next roundabout, you will once again take the 2nd exit and follow the road until you reach the next roundabout, where you will take the 1st exit joining ‘C. Milan’. At the roundabout at the end of the road take the 1st exit turning right, then at the following roundabout take the 2nd exit, heading North on the ‘Av de Augusta’. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit joining ‘Av dels Furs’, and continue until you reach the next roundabout where you will take the 3rd exit and the following 1st exit at the next roundabout.
Any parking space available at the point on would be considered suitable, as you’re only 200m away from the beach!
Directions to La Platja de la Grava
Javea port area
Javea Port is well worth a visit. It boasts many shops, restaurants, (tapas) bars and the pretty La Grava peble beach alongside the promenade lined with lovely palmtrees in a relaxed atmosphere. The sculptures on the promenade are changed every year. Located at the north end of the promenade, Javea’s marina still functions as a fishing port with the fishing fleet arriving back in port at least once a day and yachts moored in the same vicinity. A market opens to sell the fresh produce caught by the fishermen. Walk past the harbour and ‘Club Náutico’ and you will come to the small beach named ‘Playa del Pope’ or ‘Playa del Tangó. View properties for sale in Javea port
Other beaches in Javea
- El Arenal Beach
- Cala Portichol beach
- La Grava beach
- Cala Sardinera beach
- Cala Blanca beach
- Cala Ambolo beach
- Cala Tango beach
- Primer Muntanyar
- The Segon Muntanyar
- Cala Barraca o Portitxol
- Cala La Granadella
- Playa del Pope o del Tangó
- Cala del Ministro
- Nudist beach in Javea